It was like dream come true for Ripudaman, who is a gym trainer from Delhi. The 23-year-old boy won Rs 1crore as prize money and a chance to write his own cookery book. He is elated about the winning and said the show made him popular.
Talking about the feeling, he expressed, “It's a big miracle. It is an honour for me that the three judges liked my dishes and the audience voted for me. I don't know how I won the show. I was always called a duffer by everyone around because I couldn't speak in front of people. In fact, meri mummy to abhi bhi mujhe duffer bolti hain. Even on the show, everyone used to say, 'Bahut young hai aur experienced nahi hai', but I emerged like a 'chhota packet, bada dhamaka'. This show has made me quite popular and I have got around 48,000 friend requests on Facebook!”
About his future plans, he said this is just the beginning of a long culinary journey. “I want to hone my culinary skills and increase my knowledge about food. This is a good platform for me and I plan to utilize it to widen my horizons. I also plan to open a gym in Delhi.”
Enjoy the fame!